In South Africa, diamond mining began with Russian equipment

  • Separators "NPP Petrel"
  • Separators "NPP Petrel"


Company "Rockwell Diamonds" / Rockwell Diamonds / launched today in South Africa mine for the extraction of diamonds, on which the two separators ore production Petersburg company "Petrel". About this correspondent. ITAR-TASS news agency said the head of "Rockwell Diamonds" James Campbell held in Cape Town on an international mining conference "Mining indaba." "We tested the devices. They provide a great benefit," — he said.

"Puffin", a subsidiary of the diamond company "ALROSA", came to the African market in 2009, when the global economic crisis has hit the diamond industry. Now in South Africa, Lesotho and Zimbabwe separators used more than 20 companies.

"In the diamond companies, conservative management, which is wary of anything new," — said the correspondent. ITAR-TASS General Director of "Puffin" Vladimir Tsvetkov. In Lesotho mine management think twice whether to get Russian separators, but when they are out of waste ore two weeks allocated 49 diamonds, the doubts disappeared. The largest diamond weighing 97 carats.

South African diamond industry spared mass strikes that shook the last year the mining industry in Africa’s largest economy. Therefore, the "Petrel" looks forward to further success in the market of the continent. "We will promote our products to Africa, including in this conference," — said Tsvetkov, showcasing the work of a smaller version of the separator.

The conference "Mining indaba" involving more than 7.5 thousand financiers, investors and professionals representing 1.8 thousand companies from a hundred countries.



Open Joint Stock Company "Scientific and Production Enterprise" Petrel "" (GMP "Petrel", JSC), the city of St. Petersburg, Russia.
SPE "Petrel" in 1959 is the largest enterprise in Russia producing x-ray devices and equipment for various purposes, devices for medicine and ecology.
Since 2005, the "Thunderbird" is a subsidiary company "ALROSA".
"Savages" in May 2009 was 50 years. Over the years, its products have become well known, which is based on a large, fundamental capabilities of manufactured equipment, its reliability and high quality, as well as the notoriety of its users — the leading research institutions and major industrial enterprises in the country and the states and abroad — from Ukraine and Belarus to Switzerland and the United States.

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